On March 23, at approximately 2:13 a.m., State Police from the Highland barracks observed a 2013 BMW 328iS traveling east on State Route 32 in the town of New Paltz in violation of the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law. Troopers stopped the vehicle and identified the operator as Nolan V. Casale, age 21 from the hamlet of Marlboro. While speaking with troopers it was determined that he was impaired by alcohol. When troopers attempted to take Casale into custody he fled on foot to Main Street and ran towards the Sunoco station. While running, Casale fell down a hill behind the gas station. Troopers then took Casale into custody. While in custody troopers discovered a plastic bag in his hand that contained cocaine. He then began to dry heave and threw up several small plastic bags containing cocaine. Troopers contacted Mobile Life as a precautionary measure and Casale refused medical attention.
Nolan Casale was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 4th degree, Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance 3rd degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, all felonies. He was additionally charged with the misdemeanors Obstruction of Governmental Administration and Resisting Arrest. He was also charged with Driving While Ability Impaired/Alcohol.
He was arraigned in the Town of New Paltz Court in front of Judge Weires where he was released on his own Recognizance.